Cookies in the pocket Leica Elmar35 f/3.5
When I am no longer able to change my vision, I am challenged to change my lens. Max Berek creates 35mm and 50mm ‘cookies’. Tiny and beautiful. Sometimes I don’t want to bring a camera bag, so I put another Elmar in my pocket with my cookies.
“It’s a Elmar.”
“It’s a cookie.”
“It’s a cookie Elmar.”
“You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.”
Beautiful and Strong
This 80 year old lens is like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong. Elmar35 is made of brass. After more than half a century, you can also use it on digital cameras using an adapter. Elmar35 is a lens that will never break.
This Elmar 35mm is an ideal fit for street photography with a film camera. Many prefer it permanently mounted on the camera, ready for instant use, instead of the collapsible 50mm Elmar.
Although the corners can be a bit soft when shot wide open, the center of the image is sharp. Shrinking the aperture can increase sharpness and also increase the depth of field.
You read it right, it did have bokeh when wide open. The bokeh as seen here is very pleasing, being natural and rounded. A bit like the bokeh of summicron 35mm f2 v1, and a bit like the bokeh of summicron 35mm f2 v4, or a mixture of them. It is not a ‘Dream Lens’, but you can take a nap.
Leica yellow filters for A36 is a good filter to use to increase contrast and tonal separation for black and white photography. Because a yellow filter absorbs blue, it provides significantly greater contrast between blue and yellow or white subjects.Continue reading Leica Elmar 35mm f/3.5 With Black & White Film Review